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Freight Logistics And Market Trends

Posted on Aug 08, 2016

Like any industry, freight shipping is affected by external factors and trends. Find out more about current freight shipping logistic trends and market trends that could impact your shipping and business needs.

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5 Ways To Expedite Freight Shipping

Posted on Aug 05, 2016

Customers always want to maintain the lowest possible freight shipping costs, but when a rush shipment rears its ugly head, they can experience sticker shock when they start to investigate quotes. There are things you can do as a shipper to reduce the expense and still get your item to its destination on time.

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The Future Of Freight Shipping In 2017 And Beyond

Posted on Aug 03, 2016

With lots of changes on the horizon, the freight shipping industry has a combination of healthy growth and uncertainty to look forward to. Explore some of the most recent trends and challenges and learn how they will impact the industry.

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Freight Classifaction Factors: Understanding Density

Posted on Aug 01, 2016

Don’t underestimate the importance of density! It can have a huge impact on your freight class which ultimately affects your shipping costs. Understanding how it relates to freight class is key, but first you need to know what it is.

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What's Trending in Air Freight Shipping in 2016

Posted on Jul 29, 2016

While recent events have left some things up in the air, it’s not all uncertainty when it comes to the air freight shipping industry in 2016—growth, security and shipping speed have all seen improvements in the wake of recent trends.

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3 Ways to Protect Shipments from Weather Delays and Damage

Posted on Jul 27, 2016

Weather is often unpredictable and can cause delays in shipments. Understanding how weather impacts your freight shipment provides you with the opportunity to make contingency plans, so you'll be prepared in the event that a winter storm does roll in.

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A Review Of The Freight Shipping Industry So Far In 2016

Posted on Jul 25, 2016

We’ve weathered a global economic roller coaster this year. As we enter the second half of 2016, let’s take a look back at the current condition of the freight shipping industry and how it’s affected by yearly patterns, customer buying trends, and the economy.

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5 Factors That Go Into LTL Freight Shipping Rates

Posted on Jul 20, 2016

If you’re planning an LTL shipment, you should understand how shipping rates are determined. Once you know the basis for the rates, you may be able to package your shipment in a way that reduces its shipping cost. Learn the 5 most important factors that go into LTL freight shipping rates

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The State Of The Logistics And Freight Services Industry

Posted on Jul 18, 2016

For freight shipping and the economy in general, 2016 has been a bumpy ride. Political instability and contentious social issues make long-term and even short-term business strategic planning an exercise in educated guesswork. These issues point to one condition that is bound to dominate the freight economy in the near future—uncertainty.

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Understanding Truckload Capacity

Posted on Jul 15, 2016

The overall state of the industry affects the shipping capacity of all carriers, regardless of their size. Even the moving truck capacity of your local long-distance mover is affected—and this may impact your moving schedule and costs. Read on to learn more about this interesting topic.

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